172. Clem­mie Span­gler Jr.

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the owner of the na­tion’s largest pri­vate wall­board pro­ducer, na­tional gyp­sum, span­gler has been a life­long ad­vo­cate for ed­u­ca­tion. he ap­par­ently helped a north carolina dis­trict de­seg­re­gate its school sys­tem. his ef­forts war­ranted him a role on the state’s board of ed­u­ca­tion. span­gler, known as dick, was chair­man from 1982 to 1986. he was pres­i­dent of the Univer­sity of north carolina sys­tem from 1986 to 1997. ac­cord­ing to span­gler, he and his fa­ther, who at­tended an ad­vanced 13-week pro­gram at har­vard busi­ness school in 1955, were the first fa­ther-son to at­tend hbs at the same time.

Clem­mie Span­gler Jr. (right) and his dad, C.D., at Har­vard Busi­ness School.

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